Hello & Welcome!
I’m Ann, the founder of OpportunityKnits, a one-woman shop I run out of my home in the Northwest. I’m glad you’re here!
My armwarmers were inspired by my favorite pair of fingerless mittens – and by my desire to link design and handcrafts to commerce that would drive social change.
My vision is to open a small workshop where I can hire women who are transitioning from prison back to community and family. Employment is key to success, but finding a job is really hard when you have a criminal record.
I make all my products by hand in my home studio, and every purchase you make from OpportunityKnits helps to provide personal care items to women in the Roadmap to Success re-employment program. You can read about why I care about criminal justice reform HERE.